I am working on a custom order. The buyer wants me to make a silver with a strip of 14k gold in the middle. The ring should have a silver liner on the inside so it is one piece of silver against the finger that can have an inscription. The ring will then be hammered on the outside.
I made some prototypes with silver and copper and it worked well enough. However, I started to wonder if I was possibly trapping pickle on the inside of the ring.
Here is what I did:
Make two silver rings, one gold ring, 1mm thick. Solder them together with hard solder. Pickle. Make a 0.8mm silver liner, pressure fit it inside of the combined rings, then use soft solder to flow solder between the two layers on top and bottom. Pickle.
When I hammered the ring I noticed some liquid coming out on a tiny gap. So now I am worried I get pickle stuck in there.
Is there a better way to build this ring, or to prevent pickle from getting in, or to get pickle out of the ring again?